Thursday, April 17, 2008

Do Something Special for Yourself!

As working parents, we often get busy taking care of our kids, paying bills, cleaning, dealing with the pressures of work, and on and on. Do something special to make your day go a little easier. I’ve found recently that just taking a few moments to make sure that I have a favorite drink or snack to look forward to when I’m going to have a rough day at work makes a huge difference! So treat yourself – stop at the flower shop or the coffee shop on the way to work or take a special pastry or treat. You’ll notice how much better of a day you’ll have!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

DSL Modems - To Buy or Rent?

If you've ever used or considered using DSL Internet service, you've been faced with the question of whether or not to purchase the modem. Modem rental is usually very inexpensive, around $10.00 per month, but that can add up very quickly. If you're planning to continue using the DSL service for several months or years, your best bet is to buy the modem. Modems generally cost about $70.00 depending on the provider, and you'll probably be charged all of it at once, but it will pay off in the long run. After seven months, if you are renting, you will continue to pay $10.00 per month. That's $120.00 per year! We all have better things to do with our money than paying over and over again for the same modem! In my experience, buying the modem is the cost-effective thing to do.

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